This move was driven by increased exports to the United States, which accounts for 89 percent of these exports, totaling US$ 12 million between January and May, 23% higher than the same period last year.
However, ComexPeru highlighted other destinations such as the United Kingdom with 0.9 million (789 percent growth) and Venezuela with US$ 68,720.
Jewelery articles and parts of other precious metals are the main export of “Various” non-traditional sub-sector, which includes jewelry, though its shipments have been declining in recent years.
Thus, while in 2006 exports totaled US$ 92 million, in 2011 shipments they were US$ 32 million. This sector was highly affected by the global crisis as shipments declined 43 percent during 2009.
In “Various” sub-sector, consisting basically of jewelry, exports totaled US$ 80 million in the first five months of the year, an increase of 17 percent.